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Bill Wood, of Woodstock, breaks away from the pack to run for a touch down during the Wasps' 33 to 7 win over Mill River in Woodstock Friday, August 28, 2015. 
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Woodstock Football Lights the Night in Opener

Friday, August 28, 2015

Woodstock — Two times Woodstock Union High football public address announcer Jeff Thomas called for help with the lights at James T. McLaughlin Field. Two times athletic director Justin Wardwell responded. The artificial illumination finally took hold as a cool Friday evening shaded toward dusk, moments before the first quarter of Woodstock’s Vermont gridiron season opener with Mill River ended. …

Newly Opened Prosper Valley School Joins Pomfret, Bridgewater Students

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pomfret — In some ways the arrival of students at The Prosper Valley School Wednesday morning in Pomfret was unremarkable, just like first days of school across the Upper Valley. Some young friends greeted each other, bounced basketballs or kicked a soccer ball around, while others stood quietly watching and taking in the …

Lewis G. Whitaker, Jr.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

East Barnard, Vt. — Lewis G. Whitaker, Jr., 94, of East Barnard, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H, surrounded by his family. He was born June 25, 1921. in Glen Ridge, N.J.; the son of Lewis G. Whitaker, Sr. & Effie (Clark) Whitaker. He was raised in Bloomfield, N.J., and was a B-26 pilot in the U.S. …

The Long Wait Ends: Wasps Go to Top of the Heap

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Woodstock — Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse coach Amanda Soule knew from her team’s first scrimmage this spring that Wasps were something special. She couldn’t predict that the squad would eventually capture the Vermont Division II title, of …

No Translation Necessary on the Court; International Players Impress Vt. High School Basketball Stars

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Woodstock — Basketball in summer? Why not? Especially when it’s this good. The Vermont Twin States team welcomes as much tough competition as it can get as it prepares for the upcoming all-star game against New Hampshire, and …

No Time to Waste: Major Provisions of Vermont Recycling Law Go Into Effect This Week

Sunday, June 28, 2015

“Nobody really knows what’s going to happen when this goes into effect on July 1,” Todd Allen, the chairman of Hartford’s Solid Waste Advisory Committee, told town leaders earlier this month. “It’s a little bit of uncharted waters.” …

Eric M. Maynard

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

East Barnard, Vt. — Eric M. Maynard, 85, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2015, at his home in London, England, his daughters by his side. Although he lived most of his life in other countries, Eric’s heart was always in London. Born on May 30, 1929, in …

On Target: Wasps Sting Their Way to First Title in 18 Years

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Castleton, Vt. — “Bring The Sting” read the banner hanging in front of the Woodstock High cheering section at Castleton State’s Spartan Stadium for Monday’s Vermont Division II girls lacrosse final. Consider it brought after the Wasps’ 8-7 …

A Class of Champions in Woodstock

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Woodstock — Music, humor and short, entertaining speeches Friday closed out the high school years for the 2015 “class of joy” at Woodstock Union High School. The evening had the feel of a town social gathering with more …

Eric M. Maynard

Friday, June 12, 2015

East Barnard, Vt. — Eric Maynard died peacefully at his home in London, England on Monday, May 23, 2015. A full obituary to follow at a later date. …

Woodstock Slips Past Chelsea in Semis

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Woodstock — There’s nothing complicated about the way the Woodstock Union High girls lacrosse team has gotten it done this season. “Our mantra has been to play our game,” Wasps coach Amanda Soule said after her second-seeded team edged No. 6 Chelsea, 14-13, on Wednesday to reach the …

Woodstock Makes Right Choices in Track Title Victory

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Chester, Vt. — Primarily focused on other events, Woodstock Union High track and field competitors Anna Dieffenbach and Kristin Ramsey compete in the triple jump during the regular season only enough to qualify for the VPA Division III …

Community Celebrates Bridgewater Village School, Mourns Its Closing

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bridgewater — Students, staff and community members gathered at the Bridgewater Village School to celebrate the school’s 100-year history on Tuesday. “It’s kind of bittersweet,” said Louise Rameau, the school’s food service director, as school staff and volunteers …